It is often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That is certainly the case with my model railroad “storage unit.” When I worked at the newspaper several years ago, this was sitting in the basement and was going to be tossed. It had been offered to a guy who had lots of charts & maps but he said that he was no longer needing them so wouldn’t need a place to store them. I asked if I could have it figuring that my model trains would fit perfectly in the ten-drawer unit. “Get it out of here and you can have it,” was the reply from the building superintendent. So I asked him if I could borrow one of the company vehicles to take it home. He looked at me then it dawned on him that I couldn’t drive!
That was a Friday afternoon. The next morning, there was a knock on my door and he and another individual from the maintenance department were sitting outside my garage with the unit in the back of a van. I helped unload it, took out some dividers then lined it with some real thin foam padding. Here you can see the results.
I’d guess that the unit is about 24×36, has ten drawers as I mentioned and will probably hold well over 200 train cars, cabooses and locomotives. Yep, one man’s trash is this man’s treasure!